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19' Racing Runabout by Rustyj - FINISHED - Chris-Craft - 1/8th Scale

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Hi All,

This is a reposting of the original build log. I know at the time I built it
some people were possibly going to do one too. Hopefully the pictures will
help. I know most of the text is gone but if you have any questions post them
here or pop me a PM.

 

Original Intro:

This model is way out of my comfort zone but I thought
what the heck. I liked the way it looks and thought it would be a fun
challenge. I’ll be using bondo and fiberglass which I have also never used. I
figure I’ll have myself covered in both in no time at all.

The 1949 Chris-Craft 19 ft. Racing Runabout is 1/8th scale
that is 28 inches long with a 9 inch beam. The wood framed hull is covered with
expanded pvc and then planked with mahogany veneer. This kit includes chrome
plated deck fittings and complete drive line hardware. You can build her as a
RC but I plan on building her as a static model.

 

 

 

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Here are the pictures for the building of the first two frames.

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Hi Rusty,

 

Thanks for reposting this one.  I've got the kit stashed in the cupboard and I'll appreciate your build log once I get around to starting it.

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This is probably my favorite motorized boat that exists (the full size one).  I had no idea there were models of these!  I'm sure that is because I am so green to the hobby.  I will watch this one for sure! 

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Grant and Sjors thanks for the return visit!

 

 Hi jarero and thanks, Dumas Products has some very nice Chris Craft models. Here is a link to their site.

 

http://www.dumasproducts.com/index.php?cPath=136_54

Thanks for the link.  Those are amazing looking boats.  What is your opinion of the kit quality?  I think I will have to add this to my future build list!  If I'm lucky some day I might get to play with a full size one.

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As far as kits go I think it is fine. The metal work was about the only complaint. The flash wasn't cleaned real good before they plated it. Other than that I was real happy.  Also watch for sales. It can save you a bundle.

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Thanks Daniel and Carl,

 

Yes it was a lot of fun. Reposting makes me want to build another one!

 

Here are more pictures of the planking and the styrene strips.post-43-0-95376100-1361394808_thumb.jpgpost-43-0-63948900-1361394810_thumb.jpgpost-43-0-13807400-1361394812_thumb.jpgpost-43-0-31478300-1361394813_thumb.jpgpost-43-0-09227300-1361394816_thumb.jpgpost-43-0-71886000-1361394814_thumb.jpgpost-43-0-80549200-1361394817_thumb.jpgpost-43-0-14244100-1361394819_thumb.jpgpost-43-0-63298600-1361394820_thumb.jpgpost-43-0-21589600-1361394822_thumb.jpg

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Very impressive. Still the best looking motor boat ever made in my opinion! Can't wait to see it finished (again).

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Thanks Sjors, I think it’s because 2.0 is better!
 

Thanks Bedford, Grant and Jarero.

 

Here is the start of the staining. I used a red mahogany stain that I had instead of the supplied stain. No real reason  just liked the color.

 

 

 

 



 

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Hi Rusty,

 

I see it now for the …..time and it's still amazing what you are doing.

I enjoy reading and watching your vessel.

 

Sjors

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Here's the finished stain and the start of applying the finishing resin. The resin is applied and then sanded between coats. It was really hard to put the sand paper to it but you've gotta do what you've gotta do.

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